Building on recent work analyzing online content to identify accessibility trends and challenges, this poster paper presents preliminary analysis of one month of tweets using the #a11y hashtag. Our analysis of ~4000 tweets suggests that the most active users of this hashtag are accessibility professionals, with less representation from end users in creating new tweets. By far the most common mention is of visual accessibility concerns, although other types of accessibility are represented. Qualitative assessment of the tweets reveals that #a11y is used primarily for design and development tips or resources, self-promotion tweets, and comments on the accessibility of virtual and physical experiences. Finally, we highlight open questions and plans for future work with this type of data
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